NOTE: This is NOT The Automotive India's Official Road Test Report.
I know its too late for the Test Drive Report of i20 Diesel.
But here we go! Exterior
The car looks more reserved & conservatively styled. To say it has got more the European genes rather than a global looks.
The front view of the car doesn't give a appealing look, but the side & rear view is really excellent.
The Bold lines on the side starts from doors & ends at tail tamps which is unique in premium hatch. Interiors
The interiors are quite good looking & you can find more plastics even in i20 like its sibling i10. The quality of plastics can be improved, but still competetive than other cars in this segment.
i20 comes with leather wrapped Steering wheel & Steering mount Audio controls which will never let you take your hands off while driving!
Height adjustable driver seat and tilt and telescopic steering gives plenty of options to find the perfect driving position.
And there is a unique glove box which is Air conditioned & keep your Coke cooled all the times. Comfort
There is plenty of space inside and there is also a decent amount of head room.
This car can easily carry 3 adults & leg room is quite comfy!
The car has got good road visibility too. Handling & Performance
This is where i20 scores over all other cars in B+ segment.
The EPS is really accurate & to say it oversteers which gives you enough spirit to take on any corners!
i20 has got 1396cc Common Rail Diesel Engine & has 90 PS of power under the hoods.It has also got 220Nm of torque & Turbo just kicks in suprisingly at 1900rpm & this makes i20 the best available diesel hatchback in India.
The Asta variant comes standard with 14-inch alloy wheels with sporty 185/65 R14 Apollo Accelere while the lower spec Magna variant will run with 175/70 R14 tyres on steel rims.
The above proves the car is just above the other cars in Handling & Conerings! Safety
This is the only Hathcback to have 6 airbags & has got 5 Star ratings from Euro NCAP!
i20 has also got ABS
which is suprisingly doing wonders at high speeds & 100 - 0 will make no pain to stop with out any jerks!! Pricing
This is where other cars like Swift & Vista scores over.
But to say the truth, this car is not overpriced for the features, quality & safety it offers! Even the basic Model comes with ABS
Hyundai i20 1.4 Magna Diesel with ABS
Hyundai i20 1.4 Asta Rs.7,16,691*
Hyundai i20 1.4 Asta (O) With Sunroof Diesel Rs.7,55,430*
*-Ex Show Room Mumbai
Hope you all enjoyed the review